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If you're going to fill a job before the effing closing date, take it off of your website.<br><br>
I'm just thrilled that I just spent an hour and a half driving to apply for your position. I'm even happier that I wasted all of that time tweaking my resume and filling out your very lengthy application.<br><br>
Go fu-k yourselves, losers. You didn't deserve me anyway.<br><br>
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Dcoroner77<br><br>
OK, I had to vent a little. I just went to apply for that chief deputy coroner job. Yeah. The one I really wanted.<br><br>
Well, I got there, and they filled the job the first day that the public was allowed to apply for it.
 

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<img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"><img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> I'm sorry.
 

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The fix was in!!!
 

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What??? Usually they accept apps until the closing date and then start the hiring process. That is stupid. You have no idea if you've found the best candidate.<br><br>
Sorry, that sucks. Us County HR peeps (me) don't do it that way. I have no idea why anyone would do it that way.
 

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It is.<br><br>
But public agencies do it all the time.
 

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I thought it sounded illegal too.<br><br>
It's their loss. Not mine.<br><br>
Clearly this county needs Courtney to go and straighten them out!
 

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Send a letter to the HR department and cc the local newspaper.<br><br>
Just for shits and giggles.<br><br>
Consider it therapy, they'll at least get a good scare.
 

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Well they have your app. on file and you may have a shot if their candidate fails their background check (hi antag!).<br><br>
But of course if your letter to the newspaper gets published, good luck getting any job around there. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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That really sucks, Steph. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> I know Merck used to do that crap til internal people complained, and then they at least started posting "there is a leading candidate" if they had someone in mind, but were required to post a job anyway.
 

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No, they don't have it on file. They wouldn't even accept it because the position has been filled.<br><br>
As much as I would just love to expose their shitty practice to the public, I am not short sighted enough to include the media when I am still looking for a job.
 

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You know, if they have a website for the county, go looking for their code. Our hiring practices are outlined in our CODE, so they are law. We have to follow them. That is why we could never do something like that. We have ways to fill jobs faster, such as posting to internal candidates only, etc, but if a job is posted, it is required to be open for X number of days, etc. We don't begin even screening apps until they all come in. We might start, if it's a position we get hundreds of apps for, but we always accept everything turned in until the deadline.<br><br>
You might call up the HR director and ask her point blank about this practice.
 

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ugh. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"><br><br>
That sucks.<br><br>
And it sounds really shady.
 

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There are positions here that are not subject to our merit code, and they are appointed officials. That might be how they got around it. It's still shitty, but that might have made it quasi-legal.
 

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Oh, and even for those people that are appointed, we still follow our merit policies even tho we do not have to, because it gains us the biggest net of applicants.
 

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Based on the practices in the county I live in, chief deputy coroner is an appointed position. I think that is exactly what happened. I totally understand it. But it still sucks.
 
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